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Future Students

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Australia is an exciting country to live, work, travel and study and is built on a diverse and multicultural population. Enriched with a native aboriginal culture dating back 40,000 years and breathtaking natural landscapes and sceneries, Australia is a land that must be experienced with all your five senses!

 Australia has a small population of over 20 million compared to 60 million in the UK or 300 million in the US and a constant strong economy making it easier to secure jobs or start a successful business.

International students and their dependant spouses are allowed to work for 40 hours per fortnight per week or full time basis during holidays on a student visa. This means that students will not have to wait to graduate to gain essential work experience and can work to support their lifestyle while studying.

Employability for part time and casual work is higher in bigger cities like Melbourne than in country towns. With regular income students can afford to live close to Melbourne city in a comfortable and affordable lifestyle.

Australia is a safe country compared with almost anywhere in the world. Yorke Institute takes the safety and well-being of its students seriously and has become a member of Victoria Police Association.

Why Melbourne is one of the most livable cities in the world

Melbourne is the capital city of the State of Victoria and offers the perfect setting for an exciting educational experience. The city is also one of the safest cities in the world with an excellent public transport.
There is a lot to love about Melbourne. Just ask the locals. This sophisticated world city in the south-east corner of mainland Australia inspires a deep passion in those who live here.
Melbourne is very much about lifestyle. It is no huge surprise to residents that their city has been ranked as one of the world’s most livable cities.

Melbournians love the city's vibrant energy, restaurants, fashion boutiques, café-filled lane-ways, cool bars, unbeatable galleries, spacious parks and village-like inner suburbs, each with its own special character. Melbourne is less than 200 years old and never sits still. Modern, cutting-edge designs add to the fascinating mix of heritage architecture and ensure the skyline is constantly changing.

Visit:  www.melbourne.vic.gov.au)


Melbourne has a reputation for its changeable weather. A tip for any visitor is to be prepared for anything – take an umbrella and wear layers that can be worn or removed as needed!
As a general rule, Melbourne enjoys a temperate climate with warm to hot summers, mild and sometimes balmy springs and autumns, and cool winters.

While Melbourne has a reputation for rain, the city actually receives less rainfall than either Brisbane or Sydney.
Melbourne is an excellent place to see the seasons change. In summer, most people head out to visit our golden beaches. In autumn, experience the glorious foliage of the many European-style parks that fringe the CBD. In winter, Melbournians enjoy the warmth of cosy cafes and bars. Spring is a time for renewal – a great time to head back into our parks and revel in our beautiful gardens.

Visit:  www.melbourne.vic.gov.au

So what are you waiting for? Come study in Melbourne!



Average maximum

Average minimum

Summer (December to February) warm to hot

25°C (77°F)

14°C (57°F)

Autumn (March to May) mild


20°C (68°F)

11°C (52°F)

Winter (June to August) cool to brisk

14°C (57°F)

7°C (45°F)

Spring (September to November) cool to mild

20°C (68°F)

10°C (50°F)



For more information visit:
www.australia.com Tourism Australia official web site
www.visitvictoria.com To find out about destinations, accommodation events and attractions
www.thatsmelbourne.com.au To read about events, dining, shopping, parks and shows
www.melbourne.vic.gov.au Home page of the City of Melbourne

 Pre Enrolment Information

For our international students the student support policy and procedure is aligned to the Standard 6 – Student Support Services of the National Code of Practice for Registration Authorities and Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2007. 

The support offered by Yorke Institute is available in the Student Information Handbook  provided during student orientation. Students are offer various support services depending on their needs. Associations representing and assisting students from Australian institutions include: